Take a Stroll on Bethany Beach’s Charming Boardwalk
Known as the “Quiet Resorts” area of the Delaware Beaches, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island boast popular, family-friendly beaches. To match the quaint allure of the beach, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk is a shorter boardwalk with lots of charm. The .38-mile-long boardwalk maintains a bygone old-fashioned appeal.
Things to Do on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
While the Bethany Beach Boardwalk does not offer any amusement-style rides and carnival games, you can find quintessential beach shops, eateries and a bandstand.
With its short distance, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk is perfect for taking a walk. There’s nothing like taking in the beautiful view as the ocean breeze blows by you.
Bethany Beach Bandstand
Located near the center of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, the bandstand is the site of live entertainment during the summer concert series. Bethany Beach’s Summer Concert Series is held here and showcases a number of live performances, including tribute bands, military bands and local acts.
Events on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
In addition to the Summer Concert Series on the bandstand, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk plays host to events throughout the summer, for all ages and interests. Browse handcrafted arts and crafts at the Seaside Craft Show, honor the god of the sea during Poseidon Festival and catch a fantastic firework display on the Fourth of July. These are just some of the happenings on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk.
Shopping near the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
There are a few gift shops and other classic beach stores on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. Find all of your beach needs or purchase souvenirs to remember your trip to Bethany Beach here. These quaint shops echo the boardwalk’s style. Just off the boardwalk, you can find a surf shop, bookstore, art gallery and boutique.
Restaurants near the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
When you need a break from shopping on the boardwalk and soaking up the sun on the beach, relax with a delicious meal from one of the restaurants located right off the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. Indulge in classic beach eats, including fries, ice cream, salt water taffy, fudge, pizza and more.
Grab a quick bite of classic American fare from Shore Break, a casual, family-friendly restaurant. Or, for a more fine-dining meal, visit 99 Sea Level or Mango’s, both serving fresh seafood. Grotto Pizza and Pomodoro Pizzeria offer some of Bethany Beach’s favorite slices. Whatever you choose, end your meal with a scoop of ice cream or another sweet treat from Maureen’s Ice Cream or Kohr Brother’s Frozen Custard.
Hotels near the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
If you’re looking to stay close to the attractions and activities on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, be sure to book one of the hotels near the boardwalk. Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott is the only hotel right on the boardwalk. There are, however, more hotels that offer accommodations just a short walk from the beach and boardwalk. These range from luxury hotels with stunning décor to family-friendly hotels with indoor or outdoor pools.
Information About the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Here are some things you need to know before visiting the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Parking near the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
There are several pay-to-park spaces available on Atlantic Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, both walking distance from the boardwalk. Pay-to-park spaces are charged from May 15–September 15, and are free the rest of the year. If you plan to drive, it is recommended that you arrive early as parking spaces fill up by 10:30 a.m.
Pets on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk from May 15–September 30.
Prohibited Vehicles and Skating Rules
Bikes are only permitted on the boardwalk from 6–9 a.m., daily.
Roller skates, skateboards, motor bikes and motorcycles are not allowed on the boardwalk at any time.